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Our current ransomware deterrent strategy is "simply not working", expert says

Sean Hannity

00:17 sec | 2 weeks ago

Our current ransomware deterrent strategy is "simply not working", expert says

"President Biden is addressing the uptick in ransomware attacks in the US with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The White House said Biden underscored the need for Russia to take action to destroy disruptive ransomware groups. When the two spoke today. President says he is committed to continuing talks with Putin on the broader threat.

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Biden Orders Probe of Latest Ransomware Attack

Kim Komando

00:26 sec | 3 weeks ago

Biden Orders Probe of Latest Ransomware Attack

"I'm joking year old Fox News. That's what President Biden says about the latest ransomware attack that's affected hundreds of U. S businesses and even more worldwide. President Biden says he's directed U. S intelligence agencies to investigate who's behind the attack. Some experts believe Russian ransomware group are evil, which is blamed for the attack on meat supplier JBs about a month ago. Could be responsible Search efforts of the

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"ransomware group" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:09 min | 3 weeks ago

"ransomware group" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"As Hurricane Elsa is slightly weaker. That's the latest update from the National Hurricane Center. But the center is warning they expected to strengthen as it makes its way through the Caribbean. That could mean trouble for rescue crews continuing to search the rebel of the Surfside condo building collapse. 22 bodies have now been recovered, but over 100 are still and accounted for more than a week after the building collapsed last week, Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine cava says. First responder. Safety is the top priority. As Elsa approaches, President Biden has amended his Florida emergency Declaration to cover 100% of cleanup costs at the site of the deadly condo collapse. Ryan shook has more. The declaration says costs will be covered by the federal government for 30 days, beginning back on June 24th. Biden visited Florida this week to meet with affected families and receive updates on the ground from local officials. I'm Brian shook the state of Oregon is approaching 100 deaths from the recent heat wave. Has been baking, the Northwest official say 59 of the 94 confirmed heat related deaths have been in Multnomah County, where Portland is located. A third of the deaths in the county have been formally ruled, as caused by hypothermia or when the body gets overheated and cannot cool down. Recent heat wave has set all time heat records across Oregon and Washington, including in Portland, where the mark was set three days in a row, finally topping out at 116 on Monday, and the Ransomware group behind a recent attack against the meat supply company is reportedly threatening hundreds of new targets. Cybersecurity experts tell The Wall Street Journal that the group has begun a widespread attack that could affect hundreds of organizations worldwide. And that's the very latest. I'm Jim Forbes, a new report says. Former President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, both made phone calls to try and pressure Arizona election officials. The change in November results. Records obtained by the Arizona Republic show Trump personally called Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward while Giuliani tried to reach out to Maricopa County supervisors. War denies the report that the republic says comes from publicly obtained county records. Arizona is currently conducting a controversial audit after the state's GOP controlled Senate forced Maricopa County to hand over its ballots and machines. There's already resistance. Following a San Jose City Council vote requiring gun owners to carry liability insurance, John Liu Bertini explains. Gun rights are fiercely guarded, and this law won't go unchallenged. It's an infringement on a fundamental constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Former Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness taking of financial resources from somebody who is exercising a constitutional right is going to meet with constitutional resistance if he would cover taxpayer costs associated with gun violence. I don't believe any other state has This requirement. The Brady Center for Gun Violence says insurance demands have led to good behavior among gun dealers, but Attorney General Rob Bonta was caught flat footed on its legality. If it's lawful, the liability insurance proposal and it saves lives. I think it's something worth serious consideration in response to our calls. The Firearms policy Coalition says it's directing its lawyers to protect the rights of gun owners in San Jose. And President Biden and First lady Jill Biden or praising the nation's teachers. Speaking at the virtual Convention of the National Educators Association Friday, the president noted the role teachers played in helping students and parents. Very tough year because of the pandemic. Dr Biden called teachers the country's heroes. The president says he plans to make sure teachers get raises and students get what they need to keep America in the forefront of education. I'm Jim Forbes. Now this Bloomberg Sports Update Another rainy holiday weekend is upon us in the New York metropolitan area, and the weather claimed the first game of the three game Subway series at Yankee Stadium scheduled for Friday night. Instead, the Mets and Yankees will play a split admission doubleheader on Sunday with the first game at 205. P. M. And the second game at 705. Today's game a single contest and is scheduled to begin at 105. PM The Yankees made a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Yankees acquiring speedy outfielder Tim Low. Castro from Arizona. For reminder, the picture Keegan Curtis, the right handed hitting low Castro hitting 1 78 this year with a homer and five runs batted in 55 games. Tampa Bay Lightning take a commanding three games to none lead in the Stanley Cup finals over Montreal. The Lightning defeated the Canadians 6 to 3 to take Game three on Friday night and then later tonight, It's Game six of the NBA East finals with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks. The bunks lead the series three games to two. The winner of that series will play the Phoenix Suns. In the NBA finals and anti doping violation, is keeping an Olympic gold medalist out of the upcoming games. Lisa Taylor has more American Brianna McNeil, the 100 M Hurdles champ from the 2016 event will now be banned for five years after a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. McNeil is defending herself, telling The New York Times she had an abortion and Mr Doping Test two days after that. She then changed the date on medical forms because she thought the doctor gave the wrong date, McNeil told the Times. It was an honest mistake during a very emotional time. I'm Lisa Taylor at Wimbledon. American Sloane Stephens Wimbledon journey came to an end, losing in three set to wildcard Ludmila Samson over on the men's side, Novak Djokovic won his 17th straight Wimbledon match. Defeating Denis Kudla, while King Demon and Tom Lewis tied atop the leaderboard of 10 under par after two rounds of play at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, with the Bloomberg Sports Update. I'm Tom Rogers. Bloomberg opinion informed perspectives and expert data driven commentary on breaking news. Welcome to Bloomberg opinion on Bloomberg Radio, Wearing your news comments and insights from Bloomberg.

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"ransomware group" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:37 min | Last month

"ransomware group" Discussed on WTOP

"All inclusive journeys on the muddy rivers of the U. S visit USC dot com. 703 on this Saturday night, June the 19th. We've got 82 degrees right now in Washington were falling to near 70 as we go overnight. Good evening, everyone. I'm Kyle Cooper. The top local stories we're following this hour. We have an update tonight on a homicide investigation that we've been following in Fairfax County, Herndon. Police discovered the bodies of an adults and two Children this morning this after another incident, a suspected suicide more from W. T. O P s Dick Uliano. The events unfolded first atop a parking garage on democracy drive in Reston. Current and police say a man before falling to his death made statements, which sent Herndon police officers to residents in the 500 block of Florida Avenue. The bodies of three individuals who were victims of an apparent homicide were discovered inside, burnt in police chief Mackey DeBord says ties have been found between the men and Reston and the adult among the three dead through the investigation. It was determined that the subject who died by suspected suicide Had a personal relationship with the adult victim. Grief counselors were promptly made available to victims, Family members and the responding officers in Herndon, Dick Uliano. W T. O P. News 70. For some of the files hackers stole from D C. Police have now been released online, including a database that includes supposed gang members as young as one or two years old. The intercept broke the story reporter Chris Gilardi spoke to W T O P about it. I would assume that the very young Children like the 12 sticks are actually date of birth mistakes when added to the gang database, which is alarming in itself, because it just shows how slightly and mistake prone it is. So I doubt that they're actually adding colors to the game database, though I wouldn't really know. But there are Children as young as 14, which I would assume are not mistakes and don't speak to what a kind of Profiling tool it is and how the MPD can use it as sort of a criminal activity predictor more than 70,000, emails and attachments were stolen from the department via Ransomware Group. W. T. O P has reached out to the police for comment, but no word yet a psychiatric hospital in Northwest is at the center of an investigation, which found that a recent death at the facility could have been avoided. The advocacy group Disability Rights, D C has released a report that is found quote very disturbing, specific and systemic field. Years at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington. The report comes after the death of the facility back in April.

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"ransomware group" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:07 min | Last month

"ransomware group" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Schwartz worked in the new york times rusher bureau from two thousand six to two thousand twelve. Last year. he was a lead reporter on the team. That won a pulitzer prize for a series of articles about russian intelligence operations around the world. We recorded our interview yesterday morning. Michael schwartz welcome to fresh air the inner workings of ransomware that you found out where fascinating. Let's start with what you learned. The victim sees on the screen when dark side captures the computer system. When the ransomware is uploaded into a victim's computer system the first thing they see is a ransom note. It says at the top welcome to dark side and it contains a list of instructions on how the victim can go about unlocking their data. They have no access to their data and what they need to do. Is they'll rely on dark side by paying a ransom to provide them with a key that will allow them to get these files back and the letter is written in a kind of very formal business. Like manner with very subtle threats. Warned victims are warned. Not to try and tamper with their computers themselves. Try not to access the data themselves because this may result in the loss of the data completely. And so. they're they're instructed to get in touch immediately with the dark side representative to begin negotiations over the ransom and not only locks victims out of computer systems that hackers can steal proprietary data right and this is basically to put added pressure on the business. Not only does the victim risk losing access to important computer files that may be necessary for the day to day running of the business but the hackers will threaten to spill this information into the public domain to be used by competitors to be used by other hackers to carry out additional attacks on the company. And so they're really really hard pressed to act very very quickly to clear this up. The victims

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DarkSide Explained: The Ransomware Group Responsible for Colonial Pipeline Attack

Fresh Air

01:50 min | Last month

DarkSide Explained: The Ransomware Group Responsible for Colonial Pipeline Attack

"Michael schwartz welcome to fresh air the inner workings of ransomware that you found out where fascinating. Let's start with what you learned. The victim sees on the screen when dark side captures the computer system. When the ransomware is uploaded into a victim's computer system the first thing they see is a ransom note. It says at the top welcome to dark side and it contains a list of instructions on how the victim can go about unlocking their data. They have no access to their data and what they need to do. Is they'll rely on dark side by paying a ransom to provide them with a key that will allow them to get these files back and the letter is written in a kind of very formal business. Like manner with very subtle threats. Warned victims are warned. Not to try and tamper with their computers themselves. Try not to access the data themselves because this may result in the loss of the data completely. And so. they're they're instructed to get in touch immediately with the dark side representative to begin negotiations over the ransom and not only locks victims out of computer systems that hackers can steal proprietary data right and this is basically to put added pressure on the business. Not only does the victim risk losing access to important computer files that may be necessary for the day to day running of the business but the hackers will threaten to spill this information into the public domain to be used by competitors to be used by other hackers to carry out additional attacks on the company. And so they're really really hard pressed to act very very quickly to clear this up. The victims

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"ransomware group" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

01:43 min | Last month

"ransomware group" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"An official who briefed reporters traveling with Vice President Kamala Harris as she visits Guatemala and Mexico. On her first foreign trip is VP, where she'll meet with leaders to address the migration surge from Mexico and Central America. This will be the focus of Vice President Kamala Harris. His first foreign trip. Very few details have been released about her schedule. We do know she's going to be holding a bilateral meeting with the Guatemalan president, Alejandro G. M. At some point during her visit. She is in charge of tackling what the administration continues to describe as The root causes of migration boxes. Actually, Hosni reporting and after a major pipeline company was hit in May with a crippling cyberattack by RANSOMWARE Group. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is urging more public private cooperation on cyber defense and says U S adversaries are already capable of using cyber intrusions to shut down the power grid. Grand Home is even speaking in favour of having a law that would ban paying ransom wear. Plus Israeli opposition parties announced last week that they reached a coalition agreement to form a government and oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It's a bit murky, how things are going to move Forward with his new anti Netanyahu government because the new government was scheduled to be presented to Israel's parliament on Monday. However, the speaker of the Knesset, Netanyahu loyalists didn't put them on the agenda for Monday. So it's not clear how this will result. But it does by Netanyahu's some time to maneuver. Benjamin Netanyahu has made it very clear that he will not go down without a bitter fight. Leaders of the eight parties forming the government intended to oust Netanyahu met until Aviva Man selected to succeed Netanyahu's prime minister, Naftali Bennett called for this Speaker to schedule a vote on the new government for Wednesday, saying Israel is not a monarchy. He told Netanyahu to leave Fox is Mike Tobin. America is listening to Bach's news. Now..

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"ransomware group" Discussed on The Patriot AM 1150

The Patriot AM 1150

01:53 min | Last month

"ransomware group" Discussed on The Patriot AM 1150

"Tangling the border crisis. I'm Mary Corsetti. Fox News. The Maidan administration is expected to announce new measures to fight smuggling and human trafficking on Monday this, according to a senior administration official, who briefed reporters traveling with Vice President Kamala Harris as she visits Guatemala and Mexico on her first foreign trip as VP, where she'll meet with leaders to address the migration surge from Mexico and Central America. This will be the focus of Vice President Kamala Harris, his first foreign Her schedule. We do know she's going to be holding a bilateral meeting with the Guatemalan president, Alejandro Gmota at some point during her visit. She is in charge of tackling what the administration continues to describe as The root causes of migration boxes. Aisha Hosni reporting and after a major pipeline company was hit in May with a crippling cyberattack by RANSOMWARE Group. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is urging more public private cooperation on cyber defense and says U S adversaries are already capable of using cyber intrusions to shut down the power grid. Grand Home is even speaking in favour of having a law that would ban paying ransom wear, plus Israeli opposition parties announced last week that they reached a coalition agreement to form a government and oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Tibetan murky how things are going to move forward with this new anti Netanyahu government because the new government was scheduled to be presented to Israel's parliament on Monday. However, the speaker of the Knesset, Netanyahu loyalists didn't put them on the agenda for Monday. So it's not clear how this will result. But it does by Netanyahu some time to maneuver Benjamin Netanyahu has made it very clear that he will not go down without a bitter fight. Leaders of the eight parties forming the government intended to oust Netanyahu met in Televisa man selected to Succeed Netanyahu as Prime minister Naftali Bennett called for the speaker to schedule a vote on the new government for Wednesday, saying Israel is not a monarchy, he told Netanyahu to leave Foxes Mike Tobin America is listening to Fox News..

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"ransomware group" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

01:47 min | Last month

"ransomware group" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"Tackling the border crisis. I married or city Fox News. Why didn't administration is expected? Schedule. We do know she's going to be holding a bilateral meeting with the Guatemalan president Alejandro G. M. It at some point during her visit. She is in charge of tackling what the administration continues to describe as the root causes of migration boxes. Actually, Hosni reporting and after a major pipeline company was hit in May with a crippling cyberattack by RANSOMWARE Group. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is urging more public private cooperation on cyber defense and says U. S adversaries are already capable of using cyber intrusions to shut down the Power grid. Grand home is even speaking in favour of having a law that would ban paying ransom wear. Plus Israeli opposition parties announced last week that they reached a coalition agreement to form a government and oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It's a bit murky, how things are going to move forward with this new anti Netanyahu government because the new government was scheduled to be presented to Israel's parliament on Monday. However, the speaker of the Knesset Netanyahu loyalists didn't put them on the agenda for Monday. So it's not clear how this will result but it does by Netanyahu some time to maneuver Benjamin Netanyahu has made it very clear that he will not go down without a bitter fight Leaders of the eight parties forming the government intended to house Netanyahu met in Televisa man selected to succeed Netanyahu as Prime minister Naftali Bennett called for the speaker to schedule a vote on the new government for Wednesday, saying Israel is.

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"ransomware group" Discussed on Cyber Security Today

Cyber Security Today

03:47 min | Last month

"ransomware group" Discussed on Cyber Security Today

"Experts insists that following the basic principles of cybersecurity will go a long way to lowering the odds of being victimized by an attacker. The latest proof is last month's ransomware attack on colonial pipeline in the us. Hackers got in by exploiting compromise username and password. According to official of fire is nandy and thread. Intelligence service nandy was called in to investigate the breach. The executive told bloomberg news the password for a virtual private network account was no longer in use but it was still valid. That password was posted on the dark web which raises the possibility. A current or former colonial employees. Use the same password on another account that had been hacked. This is another example of why multi indication has to be used as protection for loggins to all computer assets. It also shows why. It departments have to take greater responsibility for password. Management of changed accounts crooks are taking advantage of increased worries sparked by the colonial pipeline attack. They are trying to trick employees into downloading malicious files pretending to be software updates. This warning comes from the cyber security firm. I n k y targeted phishing. Messages are circulating that start. With given the recent ransomware attack against colonial pipelines and other organizations the employees is required to run a new update. The link to the update looks like it came where it comes from a legitimate website and the update page itself has the company's logo which also makes the scam convincing if your organization looks after software updates behind the scenes report this kind of email if your organization pushes updates that you have to install. Make sure they're legitimate. Don't be afraid to ask. Just make sure you don't phone the number that's in the suspect three new ransomware groups of pop up. According to a us incident response company called spear tip one group is called prometheus and claims to have ties to the are evil ransomware gang. However in most antivirus engines this will be detected as the thanos ransomware prometheus has published data it says dole in from several mexican government departments a gas company in ghana and oklahoma cardiovascular center and others the other new group seen by spear tip is called grief it claims to have stolen data from five organizations including county in alabama and firm in mexico meanwhile a us threat intelligence company called cybele as found. A new gang calls black cocaine. Its first victim appears to be a financial services company in india never regardless of the number of ransomware groups. It departments have to increase their vigilance for signs of an intrusion and set up defenses to protect against a successful attacker moving through their computer. Networks finally the us continues to try to cripple ransomware gangs in its latest move. The justice department has charged a latvian woman for her alleged role in creating and deploying the notorious malware suite called trick bought. The woman was arrested in february in miami.

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"ransomware group" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM

KPRC 950 AM

01:42 min | Last month

"ransomware group" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM

"This, according to a senior administration official, who briefed reporters traveling with Vice President Kamala Harris as she visits Guatemala and Mexico on her first foreign trip as VP, where she'll meet with leaders to address the migration surge from Mexico and Central America. This will be the focus of Vice President Kamala Harris, his first foreign trip very few details. The administration continues to describe as the root causes of migration boxes. Aisha Hosni reporting and after a major pipeline company was hit in May with a crippling cyberattack by RANSOMWARE Group. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is urging more public private cooperation on cyber defense and says U S adversaries are already capable of using cyber intrusions to shut down the power grid. Grand Home is even speaking in favour of having a law that would ban paying ransom wear. Plus. Israeli opposition parties announced last week that they reached a coalition agreement to form a Government and oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It's a bit murky how things are going to move forward with his new anti Netanyahu government because the new government was scheduled to be presented to Israel's parliament on Monday. However, the speaker of the Knesset, Netanyahu loyalists didn't put them on the agenda for Monday. So it's not clear how this will result. But it does by Netanyahu some time to maneuver Benjamin Netanyahu has made it very clear that he will not go down without a bitter fight. Leaders of the eight parties forming the government intended to Netanyahu met in Televisa. The man selected to succeed Netanyahu as Prime minister, Naftali Bennett called for the speaker to schedule a vote on the new government for Wednesday, saying Israel is not a monarchy, he told Netanyahu to leave.

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"ransomware group" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:51 min | Last month

"ransomware group" Discussed on 600 WREC

"It's 10 o'clock. Tackling the border crisis. I Mary Corsetti. Fox News. Why didn't administration is expected to announce new measures to fight smuggling and human trafficking on Monday this, according to a senior administration official, who briefed reporters traveling with Vice President Kamala Harris, as she visits Guatemala and Mexico on her first foreign trip as VP, where she'll meet with leaders to address the migration surge from Mexico and Central America. This will be the focus of Vice President Kamala Harris. His first foreign trip. Very few details have been released about her schedule. We do know she's going to be holding a bilateral meeting with the Guatemalan president Alejandro Gmota at some point during her visit, she is in charge of tackling what the administration continues to describe as the root causes of migration boxes. Aisha Hosni reporting and after a major pipeline company was hit in May with a crippling cyberattack by RANSOMWARE Group. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is urging more public private cooperation on cyber defense and says U S adversaries are already capable of using cyber intrusions to shut down the power grid. Grand home is even speaking in favour of having a law that would ban paying ransom wear. Plus. Israeli opposition parties announced last week that they reached a coalition agreement to form a government and oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Tibet Marky how things are going to move forward with his new anti Netanyahu government because the new government was scheduled to be presented to Israel's parliament on Monday. However, the speaker of the Knesset, Netanyahu loyalists didn't put them on the agenda for Monday, so it's not clear how this will result but it does by Netanyahu. Who some time to maneuver. Benjamin Netanyahu has made it very clear that he will not go down without a bitter fight Leaders of the eight parties forming the government intended to house Netanyahu met in Televisa man selected to succeed Netanyahu as Prime minister Naftali Bennett called for the speaker to schedule a vote on the new government for Wednesday, saying.

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"ransomware group" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

01:50 min | Last month

"ransomware group" Discussed on KTOK

"And is expected to announce new measures to fight smuggling and human trafficking on Monday this, according to a senior administration official, who briefed reporters traveling with Vice President Kamala Harris as she visits Guatemala and Mexico on her first foreign trip as VP, where she'll meet with leaders to address the migration surge from Mexico and Central America. This will be the focus of Vice President Kamala Harris. His first foreign trip. Very few details have been released about her schedule. We do know she's going to be holding a bilateral meeting with the Guatemalan President Alejandro At Gmail at some point during her visit, she is in charge of tackling what the administration continues to describe as the root causes of migration boxes. Aisha Hosni reporting and after a major pipeline company was hit in May with a crippling cyberattack by RANSOMWARE Group. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is urging more public private cooperation on cyber defense and says U S adversaries are already capable of using cyber intrusions to shut down the power grid. Grand Home is even speaking in favour of having a law that would ban paying ransom wear, plus Israel. The opposition parties announced last week that they reached a coalition agreement to form a government and oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It's a bit murky how things are going to move forward with his new anti Netanyahu government because the new government was scheduled to be presented to Israel's parliament on Monday. However, the speaker of the Knesset Netanyahu loyalists didn't put them on the agenda for Monday. So it's not clear how this will resolve, but it does by Netanyahu some time to maneuver Benjamin Netanyahu has made it very clear that he will not go down. Without a bitter fight. Leaders of the eight parties forming the government intended to oust Netanyahu met in Televisa man selected to succeed Netanyahu as Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called for the speaker to schedule a vote on the new government for Wednesday, saying Israel is not a monarchy, he told Netanyahu to leave Foxes Mike Tobin America is listening to Bach's news..

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"ransomware group" Discussed on The Patriot AM 1150

The Patriot AM 1150

02:05 min | Last month

"ransomware group" Discussed on The Patriot AM 1150

"B Los Angeles This is the patriot Am 11 50 broadcasting throughout the Southland and all over the world on I Heart radio. Tackling the border crisis. I'm Mary Corsetti Fox News. But Biden administration is expected to announce new measures to fight smuggling and human trafficking on Monday this, according to a senior administration official, who briefed reporters traveling with Vice President Kamala Harris as she visits Guatemala and Mexico on her first foreign trip as VP, where she'll meet with leaders to address the migration surge from Mexico and Central America. This will be the focus of Vice President Kamala Harris. His first foreign trip. Very few details have been released. About her schedule. We do knows she's going to be holding a bilateral meeting with the Guatemalan president Alejandro G. M. Today, at some point during her visit, she is in charge of tackling what the administration continues to describe as The root causes of migration boxes. Aisha Hosni reporting and after a major pipeline company was hit in May with a crippling cyberattack by RANSOMWARE Group. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is urging more public private cooperation on cyber defense and says U S adversaries are already capable of using cyber intrusions to shut down the power grid. Grand Home is even speaking in favour of having a law that would ban paying ransom wear, plus Israeli opposition parties announced last week that they reached a coalition agreement to form a government and oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Tibet murky how things are going to move forward with this new anti Netanyahu government because the new government was scheduled to be presented to Israel's parliament on Monday. However, the speaker of the Knesset, Netanyahu loyalists didn't put them on the agenda for Monday. So it's not clear how this will result. But it does by Netanyahu some time to maneuver Benjamin Netanyahu has made it very clear that he will not go down without a bitter fight. Leaders of the eight parties forming the government intended to oust Netanyahu met in Televisa man selected to Exceed. Netanyahu's prime minister, Naftali Bennett, called for the speaker to schedule a vote on the new government for Wednesday, saying Israel is not a monarchy, he told Netanyahu to leave Foxes Mike Tobin America is listening to Bach's news..

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"ransomware group" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:37 min | Last month

"ransomware group" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"With leaders to address the migration surge from Mexico and Central America. This will be the focus the vice president Kamala Harris, his first foreign trip. Very few details have been released about her schedule. We do know she's going to be holding a bilateral meeting with the Guatemalan President Alejandro The root causes of migration boxes. Aisha Hosni reporting and after a major pipeline company was hit in May with a crippling cyberattack by RANSOMWARE Group. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is urging more public private cooperation on cyber defense and says It's a bit murky, how things are going to move forward with this new anti Netanyahu government because the new government was scheduled to be presented to Israel's parliament on Monday. However, the speaker of the Knesset, Netanyahu loyalists didn't put them on the agenda for Monday. So it's not clear how this will result. But it does by Netanyahu's some time to maneuver. Benjamin Netanyahu has made it very clear that he will not go down without a bitter fight. Leaders of the eight parties forming the government intended to oust Netanyahu met in Televisa. The man selected to Exceed. Netanyahu's prime minister, Naftali Bennett, called for the speaker to schedule a vote on the new government for Wednesday, saying Israel is not a monarchy, he told Netanyahu to leave boxes. Mike Tobin America is listening to Fox News..

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"ransomware group" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:45 min | 2 months ago

"ransomware group" Discussed on WGN Radio

"4 52% of adults are now fully vaccinated, including 75% of all seniors. The more people we get vaccinated. The more success we're gonna have. President announced other incentives from the N B a in major league baseball as well. It's more of an effort from local shops and pharmacies to increase vaccinations. Nearly 51% of Illinois adults. They're fully vaccinated against covert governor Pritzker, reminding the public that teenagers can now get the vaccine. And, frankly, the 12 to 17 year olds are getting vaccinated at a rate that's much higher than the other age groups did when the vaccine became available to them, which is terrific number of people getting the covert vaccine continues to drop, though in Illinois, the state seven day average just over 41,000 doses as of yesterday. Earlier in the vaccination effort, the number was over. 100,000 demand for testing is also dropping. Mayor Lightfoot How is she doing in the eyes of Chicago voters and new WGN Emerson College poll puts the mayor's approval rating at 48% in some areas like crime and education. Numbers are lower. Here's WGN's to Mon Bradley Education has been a front and center issue with the Chicago Teachers Union strike in 2019 and the feud over in person learning during the pandemic. Chicago Teachers union so far seems to be winning the public relations war. A majority 55% of Chicagoans give Lightfoot a fair or poor grade on education on race relations. 35% of people say Lightfoot has done a poor job compared to 16%, who say she's been excellent. Asked to identify the biggest issue facing the city poll respondents said crime 42% give Lightfoot A poor grade on handling crime overall, compared to 35%, who say she's done an excellent or good shop. Asked about gun violence, 68% say Lightfoot's done a fair job or poor job. While only 31% gave her an excellent or good rating. The poll was conducted May 31st June. 1st police in Oswego have finished their initial investigation into a fight last month between a customer and an employee out of Portillo's restaurant, according to the Tribune. Police say neither of the men involved wanted to sign a complaint against the other. The fight between a customer and employee reportedly started over a spilled drink in the drive through. Police say they intervene, interviewed rather more than 20 witnesses. They've given their findings over to the Kendall County State's attorney's office President Joe Biden with the met with the Senate Republican in charge of GOP efforts on infrastructure during the meeting yesterday, What's Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito explain the GOP's latest offer, which has increased From 568 billion to 200 make that 928 billion. We believe that this counter offer delivers on what President Biden told us in the Oval Office that day. Biden and capital expected to meet again on infrastructure tomorrow, the world's largest meat supplier. Resuming production today after getting hit by a cyber attack, JBs had to close all of its beef processing plants this week but expects to be running Close to full capacity By today. The FBI blames the Ransomware group linked to Russia. NASA is planning to visit Earth's nearest planetary neighbor for the first time in more than three decades. Space Agency announced two missions to study Venus between 2028 2030. Now with WGN sports. Here's Dave in it. There's a big close out last night in the N B A. In fact, three of them three teams gone in five games. Syria's the New York Knicks losing New Atlanta, 103 89. Memphis knocked out by Utah 1 26 to 1, 10 and Washington, which fell to Philly 1 29 1 12, So it'll be Atlanta and Philadelphia, Milwaukee in Brooklyn in the East and the West, Utah will face Dallas or the Clippers. The Mavs won In 26 years, the Cubs offense has revived the starting pitching has been surprising, but the bullpen has been the real stunner comes relievers have compiled a 2.64 e R A and The bullpen has not allowed an earned run in 21 of the last 23 games, including yesterday's 61 win over the Padres. The White Sox were off postponed in Cleveland and home tonight against Detroit. Asked. Bharti is out of the French Open the top ranked player, but withdrew because of injury. She was unable to continue her second round match Colorado in Montreal, the winners in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Buffalo gets the number one pick the draft lottery. The Blackhawks will draft 11th and the Chicago Sky has traded rookie first round guard Shall a hell to Dallas for another first rounder, former Louisville star Dana Evans, a Gary native taken 13th overall in the April draft. They've added.

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Ransomware Gang Behind Ireland Attack Also Hit U.S. Health Networks, FBI Warns

Daily Tech Headlines

00:25 sec | 2 months ago

Ransomware Gang Behind Ireland Attack Also Hit U.S. Health Networks, FBI Warns

"Fbi issued a flash alert that the ransomware group behind an attack on the irish healthcare system also targeted at least sixteen healthcare and emergency networks in the us including police and nine one one dispatch centers the threat actors. Use the county ransomware attempting to both lockout and extort victims with potential data leaks. The fbi did not identify specific victims. Or say if any organizations pay ransom

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DarkSide, Blamed for Colonial Pipeline Attack, Says It Is Shutting Down

WSJ What's News

00:34 sec | 2 months ago

DarkSide, Blamed for Colonial Pipeline Attack, Says It Is Shutting Down

"Dark side the criminal group linked to a cyber attack that disrupted the nation's largest fuel is shutting down that's according to security research firms who say the group told hacking associates that it lost access to the infrastructure uses to run its operation they say dark side cited disruption from a law enforcement agency and pressure from the us the f. b. didn't respond to a request for comment and the justice department declined to comment. It's not uncommon for ransomware groups to disband and re emerge later under a different name. Dark side did not respond to requests for comment earlier in the week made through its website before it was shut

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Even Criminal Enterprises Have Reputations to Think About

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

01:56 min | 2 months ago

Even Criminal Enterprises Have Reputations to Think About

"Fbi says a group called dark side was behind the ransomware attack that forced colonial pipeline to shut down its operations last week. Dark side is believed to have roots in eastern europe possibly russia and is fairly new but like a lot of these ransomware groups. It's pretty pr savvy. It's got a mailing list press releases a hotline for victims. It's a topic for quality assurance where we take a second. Look at a big tech story. Brian krebs is an investigative journalist for krebs unsecurity. Then he wrote a story this week walking through a dark side negotiation with another recent victim. Who wants reassurance that if they pay the ransom the hackers will actually give them their data back and won't sell or share it with anyone during the exchange. The hacker says basically ask around well. In general ransomware groups need to maintain a reputation right and they try very hard to excel at things like customer service and they do talk about their victims as customers. Which is you know galling. But that's the way they look at it and they're they're available twenty four seven if you want to talk to him and if you if you pay them They may even give you a report on how they broke it. And what you need to do to fix your stuff. It's so weird on one hand these are seemingly some of the least trustworthy but on the other hand they're kind of asking these what unquote customer to trust them. We will do what we say. How do they build that. Trust well through a mix of coercion and threats it practical terms these contracts that they have that they come cobble together with their end zone where people they're not worth the pixels displayed on right. I mean i think a great many cases victims are kind of over a

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"ransomware group" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

WSJ Tech News Briefing

04:22 min | 2 months ago

"ransomware group" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

"Over the weekend. We learned of a ransomware attack on colonial pipeline. The operator of the mean fuel pipeline on the east coast of the us yesterday the federal bureau of investigations. That at suspects a group called dark side believed to be operating in eastern europe was behind the attack for the latest on all this as well as the impact. I'm joined now by our cybersecurity reporter. David bertie. hey dave thanks for joining him enda. Okay so bring us up to speed on this attack. What do we know about how unfolded so colonial pipeline issued. A statement friday saying that they proactively took down some of their systems in response to a ransomware attack. They did this. Presumably in the hope that it wouldn't spread to other parts of their computer networks but the details of why exactly they did that. What data might have been affected whether these attackers potentially jumped to different companies. That are either tied in as suppliers or customers to the pipeline. All of that is still unclear and unfolding colonial issued. A new statement early. Monday saying that they're taking a sort of step by step approach in the hope of bringing some of their pipeline online later in the week. But i think a lot of details about what exactly happened including you know the specifics of what motivated the attackers behind. It are still going to come out in the coming days and weeks and months and so the fbi is pointing the finger at this group. Dark side which is as we said believed to be operating out of eastern europe. What else do we know about this group in many cases some of these sophisticated hacking gangs operate out of countries. Where they're basically not prosecuted for hacking into us based companies. That's often times and places like north korea. iran or post soviet states. So dark side is believed to be this ransomware group which targets in often cases companies in the hope of extracting some sort of financial payout right and they said as much in a statement posted to their website on monday. Dark side said that it only goal was to make money and that it wasn't tied to a quote defined government. And you know dave with this particular attack. It might be a silly question. But i have to ask how can a cyber attack..

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What We Know About the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Cyberattack

WSJ Tech News Briefing

01:57 min | 2 months ago

What We Know About the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Cyberattack

"Over the weekend. We learned of a ransomware attack on colonial pipeline. The operator of the mean fuel pipeline on the east coast of the us yesterday the federal bureau of investigations. That at suspects a group called dark side believed to be operating in eastern europe was behind the attack for the latest on all this as well as the impact. I'm joined now by our cybersecurity reporter. David bertie. hey dave thanks for joining him enda. Okay so bring us up to speed on this attack. What do we know about how unfolded so colonial pipeline issued. A statement friday saying that they proactively took down some of their systems in response to a ransomware attack. They did this. Presumably in the hope that it wouldn't spread to other parts of their computer networks but the details of why exactly they did that. What data might have been affected whether these attackers potentially jumped to different companies. That are either tied in as suppliers or customers to the pipeline. All of that is still unclear and unfolding colonial issued. A new statement early. Monday saying that they're taking a sort of step by step approach in the hope of bringing some of their pipeline online later in the week. But i think a lot of details about what exactly happened including you know the specifics of what motivated the attackers behind. It are still going to come out in the coming days and weeks and months and so the fbi is pointing the finger at this group. Dark side which is as we said believed to be operating out of eastern europe. What else do we know about this group in many cases some of these sophisticated hacking gangs operate out of countries. Where they're basically not prosecuted for hacking into us based companies. That's often times and places like north korea. iran or post soviet states. So dark side is believed to be this ransomware group which targets in often cases companies in the hope of extracting some sort of financial payout right and they said as much in a statement posted to their website on monday. Dark side said that it only goal was to make money and that it wasn't tied to a quote defined

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Ransomware Gang Reportedly Drops Encryption

Cyber Security Today

01:50 min | 3 months ago

Ransomware Gang Reportedly Drops Encryption

"The babic ransomware gang says it's dropping the encryption of data of victims as a tactic instead will focus strictly on data theft and blackmail to enrich itself until now the gang did both stealing data from victim organizations and then encrypting the data on the corporate servers. The threat to the victim was pay for the decryption keys. Or the copy data will be released embarrassing. You and your customers. If the company didn't have a good data backup it faced to threats embarrassment and loss of business and the loss of data this double extortion. Tactic started being adopted by ransomware groups about two years ago but creating and maintaining encryption isn't easy some cyber security companies have cracked the encryption of a few gangs and are giving away the decryption keys to any victims m saw off is one of the companies that crack the babba code now. Barbeque has apparently decided that is easier and perhaps just as lucrative to only steal data and hold it for ransom a researcher adam soft doubts that other ransomware groups will follow this strategy by the way last week the babak gang gone into the computer systems of the washington dc police department and stole data. It is still threatening to release the names of police informants unless it is paid in an interview with the new site in poland babba claim. The police departments virtual private network was hacked. With a zero day vulnerability that is vulnerability that hasn't been disclosed. That claim hasn't been confirmed.

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Facebook Introduces a New Miniplayer That Streams Spotify

Daily Tech News Show

01:58 min | 3 months ago

Facebook Introduces a New Miniplayer That Streams Spotify

"The short film co. let from facebook's oculus studios and e as respond entertainment game studio won an academy award for documentary short subject the first project from the game industry to win an oscar. The film was created for the video game medal of honor above and beyond and is available to stream on youtube oculus tv and the guardians website the new york times reports that the indian government ordered roughly one hundred posts critical of the country's covid nineteen response to be removed from twitter facebook and instagram india claim the posts were misleading and could incite panic. The platforms complied with the order with twitter blocking the tweets in india but leaving them available outside the country on monday apple detailed its plans for. Us development over the next five years including investing four hundred and thirty billion dollars building a new campus in north carolina and adding twenty thousand jobs in the us apple also pledged tens of billions of dollars for the development of next-generation silicon and five g. Technology apple says the north carolina campus will support at least three thousand jobs in machine. Learning artificial intelligence software engineering and other fields. Facebook rolled out support for a new spotify. Many player in the news feed which will continue to play content as a user continues to grow their feed part of a partnership that the companies announced last week the features available to free in premiums spotify users. who will now see facebook and facebook newsfeed option when selecting the share option from within the spotify app and a separate blog post. The company also confirmed its building. Its own app. Podcast player was shows having to opt into the service and expected to roll out in the next few months and macrumors confirmed that the revival ransomware group removed all references related to an extortion attempt against apple which previously included images and schematics. Stolen from the odium quanta. The group had pledged additional information through. May i if not paid a fifty million dollar ransom and it's not clear why the information was removed

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"ransomware group" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

02:09 min | 3 months ago

"ransomware group" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"That story from yesterday about that ransomware group that was attempting to extort apple to pay it money or they would release schematics of upcoming apple products. Well look i feel somewhat ethically conflicted about this. But some of those schematics have leaked. This is stolen data. Which is why. I'm a bit conflicted about talking about it. But i'm not the one that reported on the data originally or leaked it other outlets already have reported and analyze so i'm reporting on them reporting on questionably sourced information but also share this because it seems to be if accurate that we are finally going to get the mac pros we have all wanted and probably deserve quoting macrumors. Macrumors saw the schematics after they were leaked online and some of them feature the logic board of the next generation macbook pro on the right side of the machine. There's a visible. Hdmi port accompanied by a usb c slash thunderbolt port and followed by an st card reader. The left side features two additional usb c thunderbolt courts and safe charging slot for a total of three usb slash thunderbolt ports instead of four as we have today rumors from apple analyst ming chico and bloomberg have previously said that all of these ports will be coming back to the two thousand twenty one macbook pro models but the schematics both confirm the addition of the new ports and give us insight into their positioning. The code name for the mac is j. three sixteen which suggests that the logic board that we've seen as for the sixteen inch macbook pro. There's also a j. three fourteen model. That likely correlates to the fourteen inch macbook pro. That apple is also rumored to be working on. Both machines are expected to feature the newport's mag safe charging option and upgraded apple. Silicon chips this information which was also shared by nine to five. Mac comes from a ransomware group called real r e ville which claims to have access the internal of apple supplier quanta computer and quote other leaked images on. Twitter seemed to suggest that the touch bar is gone as well so again. Finally the mac book of my dreams seems like it's on the horizon and if there is some sort of next generation apple silicon in there as well and em to chip if you will even.

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"ransomware group" Discussed on Cyber Security Today

Cyber Security Today

03:01 min | 5 months ago

"ransomware group" Discussed on Cyber Security Today

"President's day in the us so thanks for listening. There are more allegations that someone has been modifying. Motherboards of computer manufacturers super micro for years to siphon data from unknowing organizations to china however the latest story alleges us government agencies have known about it for some time but largely kept the information quiet. The allegation comes from bloomberg news. It first reported on suspicious chips on super micro motherboards and twenty nineteen. The latest story says as far back as twenty ten the pentagon noticed unusual behavior on thousands of military servers with super micro boards on unclassified networks. The servers were secretly copying data and forwarding to china while taking precautions. The servers were allowed to continue their work so us intelligence agencies could learn from what they were doing. The story also quotes a member of a venture capital firms saying that in twenty eighteen. The fbi toll to companies vise d- finding chips capable of executing. Maui wear on super micro motherboards. The story says the fbi has evidence that suggests super micro was infiltrated by people working knowingly or unknowingly for china the story also states that neither super micro nor any employees have been accused of wrongdoing super micro says it has never been contacted by the us about alleged investigations in response. A spokesperson for china's foreign ministry said the story was an attempt to discredit the country and chinese firms. This podcast was recorded sunday morning. At that time there was an unconfirmed report that police in ukraine had arrested affiliates of the gang allegedly behind the e gregor ransomware group. The zd net new service says. This was first reported by french radio station. Which said the arrests were part of a joint investigation involving police in france and ukraine. He gregor is a ransomware. As a service operation the developers rent out co two attackers and then share proceeds of any ransoms. French radio said those arrested are suspected of being affiliates. Who provided hacking logistical and financial support. For the gang by coincidence or not zeevi net quotes a six researcher saying the gregor computer infrastructure has been offline for for a few days. It's income tax season in the us and canada and already scammers are making their annual attempts to take advantage the us internal revenue service issued a warning last week to tax professionals.

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"ransomware group" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:44 min | 9 months ago

"ransomware group" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Metro Hartman for marketplace. Hey, you got 7.5 minutes free. Tomorrow morning. Listen to David Brancaccio in the gang on the marketplace. Morning report. Everything you need to know. Start your economic day. Even before President Trump fired this country's top cybersecurity official last night for truthfully, saying there was no fraud or software glitches that cost the president votes in the election. He lost. Even before that cyber security experts have been warning that the presidential transition period is a huge opportunity for hackers. Governments, of course, aren't alone in their vulnerabilities. Companies around the world continued to get hit by ransomware. Their computer systems infiltrated critical data locked up ransom demanded. Funny thing happened. Not too long ago, the one Ransomware group took some of its proceeds and gave them to charity. Hackers, maybe with a heart. Mm. No. Here's Katan. About a month ago, cyber security consultant Brett Callen with the firm NC soft emailed Me a screenshot from the Dark Web. It showed the hacker group dark side, posting receipts of $10,000 donations to charities when for Children, the other for clean water. They stated that play felt it was only fair that they return some of the money they had taken to charities. They say, no matter how bad you think our work is, we're pleased to know that we helped change someone's life. Dark side talks to the public through block posts in the dark Web to be clear this is a criminal outfit, but it's one of several trying to brand itself is ethical odd is that may sound A similar group, which has not been named publicly recently hacked into a company locked up its data, but then quickly reversed course. Investigators say they a ransomware group responsible supply the decryption key as soon as they were told they'd hit a hospital. This was in Germany. Bad people do seemingly good things in the offline world to this old newsreel shows men coming out of a Depression era soup kitchen in Chicago, funded by the mobster Al Capone. Appreciate yourself. Sunday and a cold days it was very hot. In Japan. Violent organized crime groups gave tsunami relief in 2011 and.

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The University of Utah, Jack Daniel's Whiskey, and Carnival Cruise Lines Hit in Ransomware Attacks

Security Now

08:01 min | 1 year ago

The University of Utah, Jack Daniel's Whiskey, and Carnival Cruise Lines Hit in Ransomware Attacks

"Do the University of UTAH? Jack. Daniels. Whiskey. And Carnival cruise lines all have in common. Well Friday last last Friday. The University of Utah revealed that it had paid a ransomware gang four, hundred and fifty seven dollars. And fifty nine cents. Four, hundred, Fifty, seven, thousand. Yes I got that would have been. Four hundred and fifty, seven, thousand dollars and fifty, nine, hundred, and fifty thousand. Fifty nine dollars. which sort of begs the question or they get that number? Now that I finally got it out correctly, it's probably bitcoin. Nine dollars like half a million bucks. It's like the Bitcoin version thing they probably would. Yes somewhere. BITCOIN that turned out to be that. And what's interesting is that was not to obtain the decryption key for their files. They didn't need it because it turns out that very few of their files were encrypted but rather her and Leo I know this goes to you know the thing that were you just kind of like. Grit your teeth to purchase the promise. From the extortionists. That the student information that had been exfiltrated beforehand while. Yeah that's not be publicly released your Seymour. One this is big. Yeah. Yeah. They're they're they're just they're hoping that the there is honor among thieves and that these guys will keep their word in senators. Word is that if if you want others to pay you yes. That's it. Exactly. If, of course, ransomware gangs or not all the same but and didn't we hear no, it wasn't It was cannon that had some information leaked last week that we reported on and so so Lawrence over at bleeping computer has said that you know they assumed since the jetsons cannon got themselves back up relatively quickly that they had paid the ransom. But now since the extortionists in that instance were leaking the information, maybe cannon had restored from backups and said, Nah, we're not paying your stinking ransom and the bad guy said. Here comes your You know your your private corporate next decade plans for the future. How do you? How do you want that? How how do you feel about that being leaked? Anyway. So the in this case University of Utah explained. That it had dodged a major ransomware incident and that the attackers managed to encrypt only zero point zero, two percent. Of the data stored on their servers. And the university staff was easily able to restore that from backups. However, the ransomware group then threatened to release student related data see they had obtained and exfiltrated. So, the university said after careful consideration, the university decided to work with its cyber insurance provider to pay a fee to the ransomware attacker. This was done as a proactive and preventative steps to ensure information was not released on the Internet and again to the extent that such. Can Be ensured. The Cyber Insurance policy pay part of the ransom, and the university covered the remainder no tuition grant donation state or tax payer funds were used to pay the ransom thought that was an interesting explicit statement that they made. They said, the university disclosed that the attack took place a little over a month ago on July nineteenth twenty twenty and the network belonging to the Collar College of social and behavioral science was the victim. So Apparently A. A you know as a sub set of the. Entire Larger University. was where the break in occurred and there must have been some isolation there. So anyway, that is one of the three and presumably they were able to negotiate a cheaper payment in order to you know because they hit the bad guys hadn't managed to get. The bulk of the of the university stuff. But you know they did pay for they promised to not share student data, and as you said Leo, the reason that would be honored as well as you know, nearly half a million dollars. And they want to do. Yeah exactly. You got to build your credibility. Exactly And two other large and notable recent ransomware victims were Brown forman famous for their distillation of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey. And Carnival cruises. The Jack Daniels folks said are quick actions upon discovering the attack prevented our systems from being encrypted. Unfortunately again, we believe some information including employee data was impacted. We are working closely with law enforcement as well as world class third party data security experts to mitigate and resolve this situation. As soon as possible, there are no active negotiations so. In that. So that says it sorta sounds like. Oh, in fact, a that statement from Brown forman came after Bloomberg News reported that it had received an anonymous tip of the ransomware attack a site on the dark web claiming to be run by members of the reveal strain. A ransomware says that it had obtained a terabyte of data from the Louisville Kentucky based. Brown. Foreman the site said that stolen data included contracts financial. Statements Credit Histories and internal correspondence of employees also included were screen shots of file structures documents purportedly taken during the heist. So does look like the pattern we're seeing now is because you know major companies that have the deep pockets who also have the pocket depth to now proactively backup their servers well. So it's possible for the for if if the only thing done was encryption. A golden opportunity to extract a ransom could be thwarted if the if the good guys have backups at. So now what's being done is That data pre encryption is being exfiltrated and stored somewhere. Then the data is encrypted and so we have you know we're we're we're increasingly seeing this two part attack exfiltration that the company desperately does not want to be made public. In case they have backups in which case, they would not otherwise need to pay the extortion. So you know it's not really ransomware as much as it is. Okay. We got copies of all your stuff. Shall we share it with the world? PLANO blackmail.

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